Poetry can seem far flung, tinted in sepia like the plume and the scroll. There is a gravitas in mere words that persists through the high-tech haste of our time, their classicism stubborn in its refusal to take the backdrop to modernity.
What is the gravitas about poetry? One might argue it is the themes that have endured the ages— love, heartbreak, piety,— that defy the transition past fading inks and into keystrokes. To narrate in verse sentiments universal across land and time may well be the reason. Our passions, our pain, our zeal embodied in prose are instances where words don’t fall glaringly short, and, further, they light the path to the persistence of the soul, should anyone choose to follow.
Katerine de la Rosa, Poetry Editor